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>> i've done that. >> yes, you have. that's going to d >>> tonight from japan, this is "world news," reporting on the disaster in the pacific. now, there are four. four troubled nuclear reactors at one site. what happens if they all melt? and who are the 50 brave workers who agreed to stay inside and try to save everyone else? >>> we go out with rescue crews, calling out for signs of life in the rubble. "make a noise," they say. "is anybody there?" hello? is anybody there? is anybody there? and survivors did emerge today. >>> and we tell you what is the real danger for the united states. what about that run on potassium iodide pills? >>> and, on "world news," lessons for all of us, from survivors of that hiroshima radiation 60 years ago. >>> good evening to everyone in the united states. here in japan, as we said, there are 50 workers inside a nuclear power plant, and they are battling the complete unknown at this moment. trying to prevent a nuclear power meltdown. and in this breaking news, we have received word that there is another fire, a new fire under way at one of those reac
there is a >>> good evening tonight from the coast of japan where all of us at abc news are bringing you a story we have never seen before. we know the crushing impact of that earthquake and the tsunami that swept away thousands and thousands of lives, but word tonight of an issue at a nuclear site which at the very least could be uncharted territory. there are three reactors at one location in trouble. we know that two had explosions releasing some radiation, and now word that at a third reactor, uranium rods with core heat of 3,400 degrees have been partially or perhaps entirely exposed raising the question of a nuclear power meltdown. the japanese have now called in american nuclear experts and the international atomic energy agency. even as those new images remind us of the violent events on friday, in the north an entire town whose houses rode the rapids today flattened by the water. a minivan, no match for the jet speed waves, and this is what the passengers saw as the brown waters overwhelmed the airport as they waited to board their plane. our team is out across
>>> good evening from japan. this is "world news." where we see dawn break over the vast devastation. new images of the fury of the tsunami as we fly into the region obliterated by a tower. millions of people lining up for food, water, sheltary and now tonight urgent escalating questions about problems at the nuclear power site. a second explosion at a third reactor volcanically hot fuel rods exposed. families line up for radiation tests asking what are the chances of a catastrophic nuclear meltdown? and amid the worry help starts to arrive. everyone hopes for still one more incredible rescue. >>> good evening tonight from the coast of japan where all of us at abc news are bringing you a story we have never seen before. we know the crushing impact of that earthquake and the tsunami that swept away thousands and thousands of lives, but word tonight of an issue at a nuclear site which at the very least could be uncharted territory. there are three reactors at one location in trouble. we know that two had explosions releasing some radiation and now word that at a third react
the radiation? and throughout japan, more anxiety, less food and water. as the president tells americans there is no sign dangerous radiation is coming here. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight, the u.s. navy is now racing to the rescue in japan. where there is word that electricity is about to return to the fukushima nuclear plant, and the u.s. is flying in five giant pumps from a navy base in nagasaki. they are pumps that can deliver enormous amounts of water, after we all watched today as the helicopters tried to spray water, but to no avail. our reporters are out in force on the story tonight. and we will go to japan in a moment. but first, let's head to martha raddatz who has been talking all day to the u.s. officials who are now helping the japanese. martha? >> reporter: diane, every day, the nuclear monster seems to get more frightening. but there is some hope tonight from that big u.s. push to send in water pumps. this coming after last ditch efforts by the japanese failed. one expert told us it's like using a squirt gun to put out a forest fire. japanese fire trucks
of control, spiraling nuclear crisis in japan. one question. could a kind of suicide mission by japanese workers stop it? or is it too late? and could this happen to the same kind of reactors right here in america? >>> good evening. this is what an american official told us today. it would be hard to describe how alarming the situation is inside japan's nuclear power plant. teetering on the brink of a multi-reactor meltdown. that last ditch hope, the workers heading in on what he called a suicide mission. and even that may be too late. as family members of some of the workers have begun to weigh in, one of them writing tonight, "my father has accepted his fate, much like a death sentence." and, the japanese people are lining up today to be tested or to leave, but we want to talk, as well, about what this means for the united states. we're going to tell you about worst case scenarios, what it might really deliver to hawaii, to california, the rest of this country, all of that ahead. but martha raddatz leads us off, she spent the day with experts asking about the reality of what is happeni
news" -- disaster in the pacific. >>> earthquake. one of the worst in history. new images from japan as people scramble to find safety anywhere, any way they can. >>> then, the tsunami. roaring as fast as a jumbo jet, crushing everything in sight. and traveling the ocean, all the way to california, tossing boats against the walls. >>> add to that, the nuclear fear. inside a nuclear power plant, with the volcanic heat from the reactor rising. >>> and, survivors. people who made it through the worst, to a reunion in the arms of those they love. >>> and now, we start our special coverage of disaster in the pacific. >>> good evening. today, 126 million people watched their world crumbling around them. the earthquake, 8.9, one of the biggest ever. then, 35 minutes later, the tsunami, racing at the speed of a jumbo jet. here's what it looked like on the ground. you can see it as it pulverizes houses, then it goes on to engulf an airport. you can see that's a jetway barely above water. those are cars riding the rapids. apocalyptic scenes broadcast live around the world today. in some cities
on the dangerous unknowns of the nuclear crisis in japan. but tonight, we begin with the unpredictable and dangerous mind of moammar gadhafi. today, president obama told americans that u.s. forces may be called into military action once again, this time, against gadhafi. joining other countries trying to keep the dictator from savaging his own people. tonight, we set out to answer three big questions. will other countries like england, france, arab nations really take the lead in libya? can the american military stretched so thin in afghanistan and iraq add another burden? and, is there a chance that gadhafi will fold, even though he's threatening retaliation? our team has been reporting on this all day and is standing by. we start with jake tapper and exactly what the white house is expecting now. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, president obama is mindful that the american public is weary of war. and that the international community is skeptical of the u.s. attacking yet another muslim country. so, he's done everything he can to make this conflict seem as international a
, and what will gadhafi do now? >>> radiation in food from japan. >> fukushima fresh vegetables. >> we do our own tests. >>> and an american family after ten days of hope learns their daughter was lost trying to save others. >>> men, women and jobs. which sex is getting 90% of the new jobs and why? >>> and sibling secrets. are you an older or younger sibling? news about which order gives you an edge in health and happiness. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight beginning this week together, the united states is still in the middle of an international assault on moammar gadhafi's libya. but the battle is moving at breakneck speed. it is called "operation odyssey dawn," and as of tonight, the skies are clear. gadhafi's forces have come to a halt though there are still big questions. how soon can the u.s. hand over the lead to other countries? who are these libyan rebels, and are we even on the same side? and what is next? will gadhafi fold, or could this go on for years? we have team coverage from washington to libya beginning with martha raddatz on what is happening right now. martha
of japan in all our minds, top scientists issued a report saying we're in the ready. 39 of 50 states sit in the zones. the dark red are the riskiest. we decided to look at tennessee. steve osunsami is there tonight. >> reporter: the last time this fault jolted was in 1976. you could feel it hundreds of miles away. scientists say this area is overdue for a much bigger one. and that everyone should be ready. experts said the japanese are proof you can never be too prepared for earthquakes. they were the most ready in the worlds. sky scrapers built on springs. it was still devastating. today, scientists in the u.s. say we're unprepared. >> a number of cities are at risk. boston, new york city, charlesson. >> reporter: it's not just california. the most dangerous zone is in the middle of the country. the last big one here was in 1895. and when, not if, when it happens, millions will be left homeless. >> it's a hard, cold slap slab that allows the energy to travel. in california, energy dissipates quicker. >> reporter: jerry is a geologist in memphis. he shows us cities that would not make it
>>> tonight on "world news," the truth about american milk. a trace of radiation from japan turning up in the u.s. milk supply. exactly how much? is it completely safe? we take you inside the laboratory to see for yourself. >>> tornado fury. violent twisters tossing everything in their path, even striking the space center in florida. >>> mega-wow. seven overjoyed coworkers claim that $319 million prize. and we find one of the colleagues who opted out of the ticket that day. what did he say to us? >>> and, coming home. the marine who watched the birth of his first child from the battlefield with us finally gets to hold her tiny hand, right here, tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with america's milk, and that radiation from japan. all day, we have heard the reassurances that the radiation now being found in some of the u.s. milk supply is minimal and poses no risk. so, we spent this day answering some serious questions. since the radiation in some form has been found in 20 states, exactly how much has been linked to the milk and how the are experts sure that it is safe? abc's abbie
there with the villagers who raced to rescue them. >>> radiation and america. how safe are the products leaving japan and heading here? dr. richard besser on the airport tarmac running the tests. >>> and, royal ride. secrets revealed of william and kate's procession. a prince following in the same path as his mother, princess diana. >>> good evening from washington, where we have just come back from an exclusive interview with secretary of state hillary clinton about the u.s. intervention in libya, how we got involved and how it will end. but we bring you a headline tonight. are there signs that colonel moammar gadhafi and those close to him may be trying to find an exit, even though gadhafi appeared on television, promising to win? also, as abc news has reported on "good morning america," libyan diplomats say at least one of gadhafi's sons may now have been killed by a libyan pilot on a kamikaze mission. so, here is what secretary of state hillary clinton told us today about gadhafi and the report about his sons. there's a report that two of gadhafi's sons, at least one, but maybe two, have been kil
exactly what would a multiple meltdown do? david wright answers that tonight from japan. >> reporter: we learned that highly con tame natured water is leaking into the ocean, and elevated levels of plutonium are in soil samples taken near the reactors. >> this is like a boiling pot and the lid is shaking on it and it's too hot to handle. they're trying to get control of it. >> reporter: a nuclear reactor produces energy from the steam of boiled water. the steam is radioactive, so is the fuel that lights the fire inside the concrete and steel containment vessel that's now starting to crack. >> three mile island, about 90% of the core was destroyed. but the vessel held. that's why we did not have to evacuate large portions of pennsylvania. but here apparently there's a crack, a crack in the vessel by which radiation is escaping. >> reporter: nuclear inspector yokato spent five days inside with the workers sleeping in hallways and meeting rooms. after just five days he was exposed to nearly a year's worth of radiation. >> wearing a slow motion meltdown that the problems are mounting faster
. >>> the nuclear nightmare. what we learned today about japan's nuclear crisis. are those worst fears now coming true? >>> everyday ingredient. it's found in foods up and down the supermarket i'll. could it be making hyperactivity in your children worse? >>> and the bible belt widens. the belt around your waist. new evidence tonight that going to church could be making us overweight. >>> and amazing grace. the unthinkable obstacles facing this bride to be. but she is determined to walk down that aisle. >>> and good evening. we begin tonight with startling numbers about a new super bug now spreading. it's one of our biggest fears when a loved one goes into the hospital. the fear they'll catch one of those infections that antibiotics can't fight. tonight, it's all hands on deck at several hospitals to stop this from spreading. yunji de nies is in los angeles. the hardest hit city so far. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. health officials here in los angeles were stunned to find this brand new infection spreading. it is deadly and it is now surfacing across the country. and even our m
in the water. now babies are at risk from radiation in the tap water in japan. how could a mother reverse the effects? >>> flying blind? one of the busiest skies in america, word that the air traffic controller may have been asleep in the tower? >>> and, become a memory superstar, as we show you the latest on how to remember those names, lists, even, where did i put the keys? >>> good evening. as we begin tonight, the last of the legendary superstars has died. a superstar from an era where american movies were so powerful, the whole globe feasted on our dreams. and her face. elizabeth taylor died of heart failure today at 79. and every generation of americans knew her and followed her turbulent life. the girl with the violet eyes, the woman who broke the rules and the pay bayiers for women in film. and in some ways, she created the frenzy of tabloid celebrity we all live amidst still today. but she was also a woman who was never tougher than when looking at her own choices. and here's abc's barbara walters. >> i've had a lot of tragedy in my life. i've had the lowest valleys, the highest
american clothes. >> from india. >> india. japan. vietnam. >> and mexico. >> reporter: the label inside the jeans? >> japan. >> reporter: we saved him right there. but we did ask about that abercrombie bag. >> china. >> reporter: made in china. so, you came all this way from germany -- >> to play stuff from china. >> reporter: that an understatement. because 98% of the clothes bought in this country are made overseas. china, by far, the leader. leaving just 2% made here in america. you may remember when "world news" recently traveled to china, to the town that makes one-third of the world's socks. chen gulfan and her husband showed me a picture of their son. they see him once a year, back with his grandparents, because they come to work in the factory, making $14 a day, $270 a month. clothing workers here, $88 a day. how could we ever compete with those socks and other items? would we want to? >> i'm not sure it's feasible to compete with china. what we are good at is the production of advanced goods. >> reporter: applied to clothing, he means, labs like this one at north face in califo
-- >> same pattern. >> reporter: this one is from korea. >> china. >> reporter: and the plate was from japan. >> yes. >> reporter: is there anything made in america on this table? >> does not appear to be. >> reporter: hey, landon. even the children's rooms. what about your texas hat here? >> let's see. bangladesh. >> reporter: so this is your room, huh, and little ellis and her prized american girl dolls. right there, what does it say made in -- >> china. >> reporter: ellis is checking her living room. what about barbies. where is your couch made from? >> right here, see. >> reporter: china. you might laugh, but in the 1960s, 9 out of every 10 products americans bought were made in america. today more than half of what we buy is foreign made. so we wondered, could the useries manage without any foreign made products at all? so we're going you if you would leave your own house in our hands, and they did. >> bye, david. >> reporter: you're really going to leave me with your house. >> it's all yours. >> reporter: take one last look. just me and the dog left. but as the useries drove away, they
fears continue to grip japan. the governor of tokyo tried to make a point to millions of anxious people in that city, drinking a glass of tap water himself. one day after people were told it was not safe for baby. now, saying that the iodine levels are again safe. and at the nuclear plant, three workers got so close that they suffered radiation burns. their skin peeling. they were taken to the hospital. >>> and, one more image we were reminded today, this one, from that coastal city hard hit from the tsunami. you'll remember that giant wave barrelling over walls and bridges. well, tonight, clarissa ward goes back there. >> reporter: they come every morning, baskets bundled on their backs, searching for scraps of their former lives. a shoe, an old photo album, any reminder of life before. "i knew her, she's dead," this woman tells me. "i should take this to her family." relief workers wading through muddied waters. sawing through mounds of debris. the people of taro actually built this 30-foot wall to protect them from the tsunami. but when that wave hit, it swept right over the top, com
.com/worldnews. >>> and now, in japan, the prime minister assured the world that their country is on a maximum state of alert today, dealing with the lethal plutonium leaking into the soil near the fukushima plant. but as we all know, despite the warning, there are always some members of a family who cannot leave the home that's all they know. and we saw today, this rice farmer, less than 12 miles from the plant, showing us his crops, the onces he's still tending, with his neighbor's cows, saying he simply cannot give up. >>> and still ahead on "world news," "world news" investigates. what is going on with so much cancer in one american town? >>> and, the secret language of teeny twins. we penetrate the most mysterious and delightful world. with an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, or afib? if so, now's the time to talk to your doctor again, even if you're already taking medication to reduce your stroke risk. atrial fibrillation can cause a blood clot to form here, in your heart, that can break free and go straight to your brain, where it can cause a serious stroke. strokes that are twice as li
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